18 Jul 2014

Sport: Date confirmed for All Blacks vs Samoa test

9:50 am on 18 July 2014

The Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has confirmed the All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday July 8th next year.

Tuilaepa, who is also chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, said on his weekly radio programme that he had received a letter of confirmation from New Zealand Rugby.

He says Apia Park will be refurbished and needs a lot of works before the arrival of the World Champions.

Tuilaepa says China has been approached for assistance to carry out an upgrade of the playing field and stadium.